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840 Pro Raid0 worth it?

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I have an 840 pro, single SSD. Was wondering if there would be any benefit from getting a second and raid0 them?

The drives themselves are pretty quick, they're the 256gig ones.

Would I notice any real world difference?
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Interested as well
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For an OS drive?

No.

 
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From what I know, no you will not see a practical performance increase, these drives are pretty fast to start with, one of the fastest on the market right now. I would leave it with one drive, unless you want MORE transfer speed! biggrin.gif In certain areas, like transfer speed SSDs scale well in RAID 0, but you may see some slightly higher latency, but its practically unnoticeable. Then again under normal conditions you don't really need it, plus you would increase the risk of failure running two in RAID 0, but Samsung makes some of the most reliable SSD's out there.
Edited by fil1p - 5/24/13 at 8:58pm
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Here's a video of raid 0 with 840 pro's.
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post #6 of 9
if u want more space and e-peen
post #7 of 9
If you're unsure whether you need RAID,then you dont need it.I know it from the first day i start to love SSDs, i want RAID 0 and nobody cant convince me otherwise.
post #8 of 9
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Perhaps when the steamroller chips are out, the read/write seed will not be so limited in terms of loading/zoning in games.

There are a few games where others are loading faster than me (Warcraft 3 for example), some of them didn't know what system they had, others knew they had a raid config. I play a lot of drive dependent games that generally have alot of spooling, like EverQuest2, Diablo 3, and the like.

I would like to upgrade my system, it's been a while, but with steamroller around the corner, I'm reluctant to get any parts that I would replace, so I was just wondering if getting a Raid0 for two 256 gig drives would give me any benefit.

I've also heard that Samsung's are one of the most reliable ssd's including a 5 year warranty.

I put all my games on my SSD, and 256GB fills up pretty quick with the newer games, and doubling the speed while double the capacity sounds like a win win. I was just unsure if the speed of the raid vs speed of a single SSD would actually be used by the system, or if it struggles to use it all as it stands.

In my mind, more speed is always better, even if bottle-necked by the cpu, its available when needed, that's even if it does get bottle necked..
post #9 of 9
I would raid them only if you are space constrained and want to make one large volume out of two drives.
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